Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Still

12x6, pastel

Being still for a model session always amazes me as I can't stay still for 30 minutes and that includes sleeping.  One thing that does happen to the model is the lack of expression.  To sit for a period of time takes it right out and I find the model is far far away in thought and separate from there bodies in a way.  The goal along with being a good model is to stay as still as possible.  I just find we lose just a little of that spark or spirit that as an artist I hope to bring to my painting.  Can't have it all.

5 comments:

Nancy Goldman said...

I'm really enjoying all of your pastels. They have a wonderful energy.

Julie Hill said...

Still...still its good! really good Dori!

Julie Hill said...

p.s. like the new look for your blog!

Julie Hill said...

p.p.s. Happy Birthday!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Worse still is the model who is so bored with sitting that she falls asleep and doesn't hold the pose!!

Nice job -- and you're using pastel!

Happy birthday and many happy returns of the day!